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DIVERSEcity hosts its first Citizenship Ceremony during Citizenship Week

May 17, 2024

DIVERSEcity is deeply honoured to have hosted its first Citizenship Ceremony, marking a significant milestone in the community… Read more

Creating a safe haven for refugee claimants and other vulnerable newcomers

May 14, 2024

DIVERSEcity is named lead contract holder for new provincial BC Safe Haven funding There is a growing number… Read more

The Story of a Welcome Group in Surrey, BC: “These volunteers were going above and beyond!”

April 15, 2024

Check out this blog post from the Together Project! In his role as Volunteer Coordinator at DIVERSEcity, Together… Read more

DIVERSEcity at WorkAbility: working together to create psychologically safe workplaces

April 11, 2024

Garrison Duke, COO, DIVERSEcity, speaks on panel on inclusive workplaces On April 10, 2024, Garrison Duke, COO, DIVERSEcity,… Read more

Zahra’s Story: Finding confidence

April 4, 2024

Being a young newcomer comes with its own set of insecurities and challenges. For DIVERSEcity Youth Programs participant… Read more

Be the Leader of Your Life: DIVERSEcity X Minerva BC sold-out Women’s Leadership Forum

March 26, 2024

On March 8, the Anvil Centre in New Westminster came to life with dialogue and connection as about… Read more

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To wrap up the Victims and Survivors of Crime Week 2024, we want to highlight our Roots of Safety workshops that took place this week. Lead by Golnoosh, these workshops and the program itself emphasizes culturally appropriate safety planning between workers and immigrant and refugee women in a non-blaming, non-shaming and non-judgmental manner. For more information on the Roots of Safety program and our other gender-based violence resources, call 604-547-1202, email intake@dcrs.ca or visit www.dcrs.ca/our-services/gender-based-violence-services/ #forpeopleforcommunities #surreybc #Delta #victimsandsurvivorsofcrimeweek2024 #victimsandsurvivors #jagcanada ... See MoreSee Less
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Happy Victoria Day long weekend! We hope you get out and enjoy the extra-long weekend. DIVERSEcity campuses will be closed and will reopen on Tuesday, May 21. #victoriaday2024 ... See MoreSee Less
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The Honourable Minister Marc Miller welcomed 40 new Canadian citizens from 18 countries at DIVERSEcity this week! Check out this video recap of the event. “Whatever dreams you bring here, they are possible, if you believe in the power of hard work, learning new skills and sharing ones you have already built,” says Neelam Sahota, CEO, DIVERSEcity. The Honourable Marc Miller adds, “it’s people like you around this room that will make this place better than it already is, and there’s always room for improvement.” Read the full story here: www.dcrs.ca/diversecity-hosts-its-first-citizenship-ceremony-during-citizenship-week/ Canadian Immigration and Citizenship Marc Miller #ImmigrationMatters #MyCitizenship #ForPeopleForCommunities #SurreyBC #Delta #Newton ... See MoreSee Less
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As Victims and Survivors of Crime Week 2024 comes to an end tomorrow, we’d like to recognize all who bravely share their story, ask for help and help break cycles of abuse and stigma. To close the highlights of our Gender-Based Violence Services and resources, we want to share about our Stories of Strength program. Through the Stories of Strength program, you will receive culturally appropriate, trauma-informed training, coaching and ongoing support to facilitate open discussions within cultural communities about violence, particularly concerning women, men, seniors and youth. Become a Community Champion and be an active part of removing the stigma surrounding sexual violence and a steward in facilitating safe spaces for dialogue. Want a Community Champion to come speak to your community, reach out to us today! For more information, call 604-547-1202, email intake@dcrs.ca or visit www.dcrs.ca/our-services/gender-based-violence-services/ #ForPeopleForCommunities #SurreyBC #Delta #victimsandsurvivorsofcrimeweek2024 #victimsandsurvivors #JAGcanada ... See MoreSee Less
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Statistics Canada reported that in 2021, sexual assaults were up 15% in BC from the prior year. Here at DIVERSEcity we stand with, believe and support victims and survivors of sexual violence through our Sexual Violence Support Services. According to program coordinator Nishika, “Our trauma-aware and culturally safe approach ensures compassionate assistance for all individuals impacted by sexual violence. From accompaniments for legal, medical or justice appointments to referrals, resources, advocacy, learning options and emotional support, we are here for you on your healing journey.” DIVERSEcity’s Sexual Violence Support Services program is open to all individuals of all ages and all genders and orientations. Referrals can be self-done or through community organizations. For more information, call 604-547-1202, email intake@dcrs.ca or visit www.dcrs.ca/our-services/gender-based-violence-services/ #ForPeopleForCommunities #SurreyBC #Delta #VictimsandSurvivorsofCrimeWeek2024 #victimsandsurvivors #JAGcanada ... See MoreSee Less
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